I've been whining and complaining about the poor state of our sofa for awhile now, and it's definitely come the time where we need to seriously start to look for a new one. I was trying to hold out longer since we still have young kids and now a puppy, but it really can't hold up much longer. You had a good run little sofa! 10 years to be exact. I would say that is about the lifespan of a sofa for a family, right?!
After some consideration, we've come to the conclusion as to what we are looking for. It needs to be a sectional, because the girls already fight over space on the sofa and neither one of them wants to sit in the "chair-and-a-half" for whatever reason (worst purchase ever-don't ever get one. Too small for two people, and apparently too big for one person because no one sits in it). It needs to be relatively cheap-we're talking in the $1000 range, because we know this one will still be getting jacked up too (kiddos and puppy remember), preferably a removable slipcover, and of course comfy! We haven't done a very exhaustive search yet, but this puppy from ikea seems to fill most of the requirements:
I just can't attest to how comfortable it is. Any of you have experience with the Ektorp corner sofa? Your input could potentially save me from the 2 hour drive I need to take to my nearest ikea just to sit on it. I originally was thinking I wanted a white slip-covered sofa, but realistically I don't want to have to be washing the damn thing every weekend. So this dark gray could definitely work. I gathered up some inspirations on rooms with gray sofas because, well that's just what I do...
Pretty, right? I think the gray can be both sophisticated and modern, masculine and feminine depending on how you style it. I dig that. So again, if you have had experience with the ikea sofa, I would super appreciate a comment on your thoughts. And FYI, in dream world, my gray sofa would be this velvet beauty.